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Greenville goes Scottish for games, celebration

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Nick Williams plays the bagpipe in preparation for the Games. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina) Nick Williams plays the bagpipe in preparation for the Games. (May 24, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Look out Greenville, Scotland is taking over this weekend for the seventh annual Scottish Games.

Starting on Thursday night, the Greenville Scottish Games and the Gallabrae Celebration invade Downtown Alive on Main Street in front of the Hyatt with the 2nd Marine Division Band and their Jazz Group opening the night at 5:30.

The action continues as Scottish bands will play downtown for Main Street Friday as Coyote Run and Albannach will hit the state at 5:30 p.m.

SLIDESHOW: Scottish Highlands invade Greenville

Saturday the games begin at Furman University as hundreds of the best athletes from around the world take part in feats of strength while taking part in traditional games from Scotland.

These competitors will heave heavy stones and wooden poles weighing more than 100 pounds as far as they can. Some are expected to shatter world records.

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